The Reach and Teach Program is our education, prevention, and early detection program. This program promotes and increases the general public’s knowledge and awareness of important steps they can take to ensure the early detection of breast cancer, such as regular mammogram, self-examinations, and clinical exams by a physician.

Sisters encourages women to take a proactive role in the early detection of breast cancer in order to initiate an immediate treatment protocol.

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. The older a women is, the greater her risk is to be diagnosed with breast cancer. This age factor makes it of the utmost importance to detect the cancer early.

Mammograms

Sisters encourage women over age 40 to get regular mammograms. A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast. A mammogram will find breast cancer while it is too small for you or your doctor to feel it. We help women find free or affordable medical facility resources for screenings and the most efficient early detection diagnostic methods.

We are developing a Resource Directory that will contain more medical facility resources for us to refer women who come to us for assistance. If a woman under age 40 has a mother, sister or other close female relatives that have been diagnosed with breast cancer, we encourage her to take a proactive role and talk to her doctor about having a mammogram.

Clinical Breast Exams

Sisters promote women having a breast exam by a medical professional, in addition to the mammogram. The medical professional will check your breast and underarms for any lumps, nipple discharge, change in skin color or texture, skin dimpling and a change in how the nipple looks which are all signs of breast cancer.

Self-Exams

Sisters will use a “breast model” to teach you how to perform a proper self-exam of your breast. Sisters encourages women to check their own breast and report any changes to their doctor or to another a medical professional.

Health Fairs and Outreach

We participate in health fairs and make presentations at senior citizen facilities on a regular basis to increase the general public’s knowledge and awareness of the important steps they can take to ensure early detection of breast cancer.

Healthy Life Styles

The Reach and Teach program promotes living a healthy lifestyle through good nutrition, exercise, and other healthy behaviors, as well as distributing healthy life style literature to reduce the chances of developing breast cancer

Breast Cancer Facts

  • Fewer African-American women develop breast cancer than other whites and other races, but their death rates from the disease are higher.

  • African-American women are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stages of breast cancer.

  • Women in lower economic levels have a 1-15% lower survival rate than average.

Please call or e-mail Sisters for more information or if you would like for a Sisters’ volunteer to come to a gathering/meeting and speak about any of the services listed or to demonstrate self-breast exams.

Programs & Services

The services for these programs are maintained by volunteers, who may or may not be a breast cancer survivor.

Volunteers are dedicated and committed making a difference in someone's life and health.

Other News

Our outreach efforts are focused on churches, hospitals, clinics, senior facilities, other community-based organizations.

Spread the word. And welcome to wellness.

Each year, about 210,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Many fewer women, around 40,000 each year, die from breast cancer

Our outreach efforts are focused on churches, hospitals, clinics, senior facilities, other community-based organizations.

Spread the word. And welcome to wellness.

Early detection is the key to surviving breast cancer.

Up to 97% of breast cancers can be treated successfully if they are found early and have not spread beyond the breast.

To learn more about California state legislation, you can visit California Breast Cancer Organizations (CABCO).

To learn more about federal legislation, you can visit National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC).